Responding to Japan Earthquake (UPDATE 3/14: more donation links)

An 8.9-magnitude earthquake—the strongest in recorded Japanese history—has hit the country’s eastern coast, leaving in its wake a devastating tsunami with reverberations (thankfully mostly harmless) as far as Hawaii and the California coast.

Thoughts go out to any Wesleyan students in Japan or with friends, family, or loved ones in Japan. Wesleyan presently has four approved study abroad programs in Japan; according to a recent study abroad spreadsheet, two juniors are currently at Kansai Gaidai University—located in Osaka, thankfully far from the center of current earthquake devastation. One of these students, SL ’12, has already updated her Facebook to assure friends that she is safe.

Following are some helpful links in the immediate response to the crisis. Comment with any updates, clarifications, links, or assurances.

UPDATE: Yushi Ohmori ’11 sends in this extremely helpful aggregation of links to donation and aid agencies involved in providing assistance to Japan.

9 thoughts on “Responding to Japan Earthquake (UPDATE 3/14: more donation links)

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  2. Ayn Rand

    Your “thoughts go out to any” Wesleyan related people in Japan. How dare you overstep your bounds as a Wesleying poster and dare to put your opinions into a post. This is supposed to be an impartial and strictly objective website, not some biased journalism like the New York Times. You should be ashamed of yourself.

      1. Lol

        Well, I don’t know who you’re addressing, but my “Lol” is just the handle I use to post on Wesleying, I’m not making light of the situation, and am actually confused as to the purpose of the above post.

  3. wow.

    “Had any other populous country suffered the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that shook Japan on Friday, tens of thousands of people might already be counted among the dead.”

    from ny article below.

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